Alexander Legkov

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Alexander Legkov
Aleksandr Legkov by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.JPG
Full name Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov
Born (1983-05-07) May 7, 1983 (age 34)
Krasnoarmeysk, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Ski club Dinamo
World Cup career
Seasons 2003–
Individual wins 5
Indiv. podiums 17
Updated on 2014-03-09.

Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov (Russian: Алексáндр Геннáдьевич Лёгков[1]) (born 7 May 1983) is a Russian cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. He has five individual World Cup victories including one Tour de Ski title.[2]


Legkov participated in three Winter Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014).[3] Legkov finished in 4th place after a strong final push to catch then-leader Johan Olsson of Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics' 30 km double pursuit . Olsson finished in third place with Legkov 1.2 seconds behind. Legkov's next best result was 8th place in the 4 x 10 km event at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

Legkov was second behind Germany's Tobias Angerer in the 2006–07 World Cup.

He earned a silver in the 4 x 10 km and finished twice in 6th place (15 km, 15 km + 15 km double pursuit) at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Sapporo at 2007.

Alexander Legkov was Total winner of Tour de Ski 2012–13 when he defeated Dario Cologna, Maxim Vylegzhanin and Petter Northug racing up Alpe Cermis on 6 January 2013.[4]

Doping Ban[edit]

In December 2016, FIS provisionally suspended six Russian cross-country skiers linked to doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, including Alexander Legkov.[5]

Career highlights[edit]

Individual victories[edit]


Season Date Event Competition Level
2006–07 20 January 2007 Russia Rybinsk 30 km M Mass Start World Cup
2008–09 8 March 2009 Finland Lahti 15 km M Individual World Cup
2010–11 28 November 2010 Finland Kuusamo 25 km M World Cup
2012–13 6 January 2013 Tour de Ski 90 km M World Cup
16 March 2013 Norway Oslo 50 km M Mass Start World Cup

Updated on 18 March 2013


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